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Old 10-21-2016, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by md2000 View Post
I suppose Teddy Roosevelt is the oddity, because he was a young war hero picked as vice president who became president by chance at a very early age. I'm surprised to see how young Grant was, but I guess war was a younger man's game in those days, and he leapfrogged a number of less competent generals.
He also became addicted to cigars during the war, and that's what killed him.